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Research Reveals that Bilingualism Delays Symptoms of Dementia

Recent studies of the role of language in the aging process revealed that those who are bilingual may have a better chance of delaying the development of dementia in old age. Through a series of studies, researchers found that the brains of elderly bilinguals are able to perform certain executive functions better than those of elderly monolinguals. They concluded that years of managing two or more languages has a positive impact on one’s memory, language skills, attention span and motor, spatial and problem solving skills.

To read more about the studies and their findings, read the article from Psychology Today here:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-bilingual/201108/aging-two-or-more-languages
 

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